Brandon H.United States
The Best of Bucharest Tour with Alina was magnificent. She is a seemingly endless fountain of knowledge on a wide variety of subjects. This, along with her very pleasant personality, make for an entirely enjoyable and informative experience. If you want to get to know Bucharest with a real pro, book with Alina. I can't imagine a better way to get to know the city. Thank you, Alina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brandon, Thank you so much for the kind words and the warm appreciation of our tour of Bucharest! It was a pleasure to welcome you to my home town and to explore together its rich history and culture! Thank you for all your questions and interest! Looking forward to welcoming you back again to Romania! All the best wishes from sunny Bucharest, Alina
Richard C.Windsor, CA, United States
Wonderful. Alina is personable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She showed us a Bucharest that we never would have found ourselves and even took us to a "hidden garden" for a lemonade. Alina reached out early and sent us lots of information and restaurant recommendations that were most helpful. An excellent tour with a great guide. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Thank you so very much for the kindest review, appreciate very much the warm feedback! Very glad you liked our leisurely walk off the beaten path. Thank you very much for your interest in our history and the local day to day life! All the best wishes from sunny Bucharest, Alina
The best and sweetest guide in town. There is no end of her knowledge of this towns history. Our whole group loved Alina
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Majbritt, Thank you all for a wonderful time together, it was so much fun to welcome you to Bucharest! Hope to see you back again in Romania, all the best wishes for you all!
J. Aaron RoyUnited States
Just returned from Great tour with Alina. We were 10 friends who travel extensively and all agree that Alina is "THE BEST" . She is very personable and communicates well with her clients prior to the tour resulting in a tour that fits the clients needs and wishes. She has very good language skills and a friendly personality that makes the tour lots of fun as well as educational. I recommend her highly and feel strongly that her tour is a must if visiting Bucharest. Aaron Roy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aaron, What a wonderful time we have enjoyed together in Bucharest! Thank you all for your kindness and curiosity about our history! It was such a pleasure to welcome you to Romania! All the best wishes to your lovely group! Alina
Anne OstroffUnited States
We had a highly informative Jewish heritage tour with Alina and her French driver (Alina's husband Benjamin). We learned a lot about the Jewish history, Bucharest and Romania. Our guides are proud of their city and they have a lot to be proud of. And they know their stuff. They arranged a special behind the scenes tour of the State Jewish Theatre that enhanced an already special day that included three historic synagogues. For us, one of the best city tours ever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne and Peter, Thank you so very much for the kindest feedback, we enjoyed so much our tour and meeting you! Very glad you enjoyed our tour of the Bucharest Jewish heritage! We wish you a great holiday in Romania and we hope to get the chance to welcome you back to Bucharest, to continue the exploration of our beautiful heritage!
Colleen DyerSparks, NEVADA, United States
Alina B was outstanding, very Knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She took my walking needs into consideration since I walk with crutches. It was also nice she made reservations for us after our tour. We highly recommend Alina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Colleen, Thank you kindly for your lovely feedback about our tour! It was a pleasure to meet you and share our local history and culture, very happy you enjoyed our city and the tour! All the best wishes for you and your family!
Jo BohannonUnited States
We are frequent travelers and have some frame of reference when it comes to tour guides. We found Alina on this website and booked her over a year in advance. She stayed in touch with us by email to plan our tour around our interests. When we told her our preferences for a lunch spot, she found the perfect place. The tour was among the best we have done. There was no wasted time, but we were never rushed. Alina's knowledge of the area and Romanian history is exceptional. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jo, Thank you sooo much for the kindest words about tour tour! Such a pleasure and fun to be your host in Bucharest and dive together into the local history and the communist heritage! Thank you again for all the help to organize the tour and for booking well in advance! All the best wishes for all your lovely group! Alina
Lawrence TurnerUnited States
We now have a new bar for tour guides, Alina. Knowable and fun !!! Alina was very flexible in her planning to accomodate our group of four. Don't do Bucharest without her !!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry, Thank you so very much for the kindest feedback, so glad you enjoyed our tours and Bucharest! Have a lovely holiday exploring the rest of Romania and a great time on the cruise! Warm wishes for you and your kind group, Alina
Lawrence TurnerUnited States
Great guide. Knowledgeable and passionate about history and the intersection of today.flexible with logistics.Very effective communicator. We will always think about Alina when we think of Bucharest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lawrence, Thanks so much for the awesome review and the lovely couple of days exploring together the city! Wishing you a great holiday in Romania and in Europe! All the best wishes for all your group! Alina
Philip BalisFrisco, TEXAS, United States
Alina was an outstanding tour guide. Not only was she very knowledgeable on the sites we visited, she was also knowledgeable about Judaism, it's history and practices. In addition, she modified the tour to accommodate my wife who had gotten very sick several days before the tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone wishing to learn about jewish history and practice in Romania.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Philip! I appreciate very much the kind feedback, it was a pleasure to welcome you and your wife to Bucharest and share the story of the local Jewish heritage! Best wishes from sunny Bucharest, Alina
Kevin McQuadeUnited States
Alina provided my Volunteer teaching group with an excellent City Tour experience. She was attentive to our groups needs, very knowledgeable of all things Bucharest, and did a follow up email with other City options to explore. My group of 12 was impressed and appreciative of the whole experience. Thanks and will use ToursbyLocals again next summer with my next volunteer group to Romania.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin, Thanks a lot for the lovely review of our Bucharest private tour! It was inspiring to welcome your group of educators to Bucharest, thank you all for your lovely volunteering project! Best wishes to all the group, Alina
David NortonUnited Kingdom
Alina provided a very entertaining and informative insight into many aspects of Bucharest and Romania and we enjoyed the half day tour very much. She was flexible and responsive to the type of tour we wanted and unusual timing. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our tour! Verry happy that you enjoyed our Bucharest private tour, thank you for all your questions and your genuine interest for our rich history! Hoping to welcome you back again to Bucharest, meanwhile all the best wishes from sunny Bucharest! Alina
We recently enjoyed a wonderfull tour of the Bucharest that was very well organised by Alina. The guided tour was personalised in detail in order to fit within the period of time we had to spend between flights and to address our specific interests. Not only Alina and her wonderfull husband picked us up at the airport, and brought us back, but she included in our tour many interesting point of attractions that focused on the Romanian past and present history, culture, and communities developmentand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mihaela, Thank you so much for the awesome review, we enjoyed the tour as well, it was lovely to welcome you to Bucharest! We look forward to your next visit, in the meantime all the best wishes from sunny Bucharest, Alina
Nick WillisUnited Kingdom
I cannot recommend Alina highly enough. She is passionate and very knowledgeable about her subject and excellent at communicating with clients. What really made the tour excellent is that Alina spent time before the tour finding out what were our areas of interest and ensuring that we saw everything we needed to. She also passed us recommendations for further reading (as well as great restaurants and bars!). I would take another tour with Alina in an instant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Nick! What a lovely tour we've had, so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for all your questions and your genuine interest about our rich history, such a pleasure to explore it together! All the best wishes from sunny Bucharest, Alina
Alina was an exceptional guide. Her knowledge of Romanian culture and heritage was excellent and she is able to communicate this well. The care she took for our comfort and the flexibility to take the time for questions is not always found in guides. Her English is excellent so she was very easy to understand. Add to all of this her charming and friendly personality and we had a wonderful tour. We would highly recommend Alina to anyone who is looking for a local guide in Bucharest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Margaret, Thank you very much for the kindest words! It was a pleasure to welcome your group to Bucharest, I thank you for all your questions and interest for our history and culture! Wishing you a great holiday in Europe, best wishes from sunny Bucharest, Alina
David MiraldiUnited States
Alina gets our highest rating. She went out of her way to answer questions before we arrived and provided us with additional information via email after the tour. She is a delightful person, very educated and informed. We also got an opportunity to meet her husband who drove us for the first part of the tour. They interacted well and provided us with a wonderful introduction to Romania. It was like having a good friend show us around her city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, David! We appreciate so much your kind feedback about our tour, very glad you enjoyed Bucharest and its introduction tour! Thank you for all your interest and questions on the tour, it was such a pleasure to talk over in detail about Romanian history! Hoping to welcome you back again to Romania, in the meantime all the best wishes from sunny Bucharest, Alina
Jeff MeyerUnited States
Great introduction to Bucharest from a fantastic, passionate tour guide. Alina knows her stuff and is very funny and personable. And, she was super flexible, adjusting for our schedule and meeting location.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Jeff! Much appreciate your kind feedback! Best wishes from sunny Bucharest, Alina
Jeanne JacobsUnited States
If I can give Alina more than 5 stars I would. She was fantastic. She is a jewel. Her English was perfect, she was super intelligent and was greeted warmly by the people at all our sights. She went out of the way to accommodate our group of four. Jeanne and Steven Jacobs/ New York
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeanne, Thanks so much for the warm review of our Bucharest Jewish Heritage Tour! It was a beautiful experience to explore together our beautiful landmarks and the rich history of the local Jewish community! Best wishes from sunny Bucharest, Alina
Tamara HeusserErlinsbach AG, AARGAU, Switzerland
Thanks to Alina, we had a fantastic tour in Bucharest! She obviously loves, what she does, and has a huge knowledge about the Romanian / Bucharestian history, culture and buildings. Additionally, she has a good sense of humor and is very enjoyable to be with. If you're looking for a guide in Bucharest, she ist most definitely an excellent choice!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tamara, Thank you so much for the kind words ! It was a pleasure to share with you the best of Bucharest ! Hope to welcome you again in Romania. Best wishes from sunny Bucharest, Alina
Michael StoneleyUnited Kingdom
Alina arranged a custom tour of Bucharest for myself and my wife along with her husband (Benjamin) as our driver. The tour itinerary was excellent and Alina was very personable whilst being very professional and we had a great time. We would highly recommend booking Alina as your tour guide if you are visiting Bucharest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Michael for the kind words and the positive review! It was a pleasure to welcome you and your wife to town and share the best of Bucharest with you! Best wishes from sunny Bucharest, Alina
Susan MalloyUnited States
What a wonderful way to experience the wonderful city of Bucharest!! Both Alina and her husband Benjamin are so very personable and accommodating ...but more importantly very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Bucharest! My family and I were able to experience so much in one morning due to the outstanding guidance we received ...from our pre-tour emails and on the actual day of our tour. Great job super guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Susan! It was wonderful to welcome you and your family to Bucharest! All the best wishes from sunny Romania, Alina & Benjamin
Donald TenorUnited States
I had two tours Alina, a five hour walking tour and a full day tour of the Bend , both were extremely informative, well organized, and professionally conducted . I can not recommend Alina any higher as a guide. Our group is fairly well traveled, and as a whole, we agreed she was outstanding. The groups interest was history of the country as well as the personal experiences of our guide, and Alina fulfilled our interests and beyond with her in depth knowledge of Hungary's history.
Brian D.University Park, MDM, United States
Alina is the consummate professional, going above and beyond to satisfy requests no matter how far afield they may be from normal tour expectations. She was extremely gracious and adaptable to our changing situation due to a flight delay. Her English is perfect and she is an absolute delight to work with. I highly recommend spending the day with Alina if your travels take you to Bucharest.
Paul MoeriUnited States
Alina was fabulous, passionate and so energetic that the six of us left as ambassadors of Bucharest. She exceeded beyond our and her expectations. We've happily used Tours by locals before and she was the best by far and proactive from the get go. Can't thank her enough for making Bucharest such a hit on this tour of Eastern Europe. It do4snt get better...thank you Alina
Joani L.United States
Alina is an outstanding tour guide. She is not Jewish but has taken it upon herself to learn about Romanian Jewry, the Holocaust, customs, traditions and history of the Jews. She is intelligent, well-educated, speaks a perfect English, bubbly, funny and charming...everything a tour guide should be! She responds immediately to questions or concerns. I highly recommend Alina, especially for this tour.
Julie FinnUnited States
Alina was terrific. Our walk with her was one of the highlights of our trip. She was very knowledgeable about Bucharest and showed us neighborhoods, street art, shops and cafes that we would not have found on our own. Her sociology background helped us understand the city better. She was professional and passionate about Bucharest. She has a great rapport with people and was able to get us in to a rehearsal at the Athenian theatre that was closed to the public. I highly recommend Alina as a tour guide!
Kenneth CarmanUnited States
Gilles B.Ottawa, ONTARIO, Canada
Four of us spent a wonderful day in Bucharest with Alina. Her personality, knowledge, excellent organisation and desire to meet our every need made her one of the best tour guides we have had over many years, in many countries. She was most helpful before our arrival in the selection of a hotel, and she worked hard at getting us tickets for a concert at the Atheneum. Alena is a wonderful person and an superb ambassador for her country.
Gaile KoechelerUnited States
Loved our tour. Highly recommend Alina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Gaile! It was a pleasure to meet you and to tour together! All the best wishes from sunny Bucharest, Alina
Gary RogersUnited States
Upon arrival, Alina met us at the hotel with a map review the plan for our tour and with additional sites and restaurants that she thought might interest us circled. On tour, she proved to be extremely knowledgeable and balanced in her presentation of the struggles that Romanians went through transitioning from communism. Very informative and very enjoyable. As a special treat, we had the pleasure of sitting in the back of a rehearsal for at the Romanian Athenaeum.